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July 2017

Brewster King Salmon Derby Largest on the Upper Columbia River Held 1st Weekend in August The largest Salmon Derby on the Upper Columbia River is coming up soon, and there is still time to register at Brewster Salmon Derby. The Brewster King Salmon Derby will be held Aug. 4-6, and the odds of getting a wining fish are getting better every year. There is over $20,000 in cash and prizes to be ...[more]

Perhaps you’ve heard the news that WDFW have planted triploid kokanee in Lake Roosevelt. Anglers that have are probably dreaming of monster triploid kokanee, similar to what they have seen for the triploid rainbow trout program. The fact vs. fiction however is much more interesting. When I recently confirmed with WDFW that triploid kokanee were also planted in Lake Cavanaugh I knew I wanted to fin...[more]

The clouds hung over the tree-covered hills but broken patches of blue sky gave the promise of a good day to come. The water was a glassy calm as our boat accelerated away from the dock toward our off shore fishing grounds. We were back for another epic adventure to Zeballos, Vancouver Island, and fishing with Adrian O’Connor of Reel Obsession Sport Fishing. Last year we fished out of Zeba...[more]

“Casting a fly for carp is like dragging a piece of fried chicken through the local seniors’ center. If it looks good and moves slowly enough, something will eventually try to gum it to death.” Thus Field & Stream magazine introduced America to the idea of fly-fishing for carp 10 years ago. The Golden Bonefish Carp – long considered an invasive trash fish and the subject of mockery – st...[more]

Nutritionists, doctors, and other health experts all agree that seafood can form an integral part of any balanced diet. Fresh fish in particular is both delicious to eat and highly beneficial to our well-being. In addition to a broad range of essential vitamins and minerals, many fish also contain high levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids – substances that boost the human metabolism and t...[more]

Hoodsport, WA-Downriggers set with arching rods and the Olympic Mountains in the background. Sounds great and it really is a beautiful place to fish but for anglers without a boat then they are just out of fish, Skokomish River stock fish anyway. Next month thousands of bank bound anglers would normally head to the “Skok”. Though it has seen its share of controversy over the recent years with news...[more]

Fly anglers are full of ingenuity, and the most successful fishermen are constantly experimenting with different rigs and techniques to put more trout on the end of the line. Meanwhile, modern equipment, leaders, terminal tackle, and flies have enabled anglers to push the envelope of what is possible. These days, it’s common for anglers to fish up to three flies on the end of their leader instead ...[more]

June 2017

Its’ hard to beat enjoying a summer’s day out on Puget Sound. With the recent conflicts and confusion over salmon season’s and a lack of setting rules for fisheries this past spring I got to thinking about other options besides salmon. With last years predicted low returns of Coho, closures and even non-existent fisheries that were once traditions in the Sound it’s hard to imagine a summer out boa...[more]

If you hang out around a marina, boat launch or other places where fishermen are with their boats you’ll notice that just about every boat is equipped with a fish finder. It is considered an essential piece of equipment, but for most people it is a waste of money because it doesn’t help them catch more fish. The reasons for this are many. Why Your Fish Finder Is A Waste Of Money Lets exami...[more]

I was fishing for a few years before I tried out my first plastic crawfish. Once I did, I felt stupid for not doing so sooner. They catch bass. Period. Exclamation point! A lot of anglers go craw-wild in the spring, but then forget about them for the rest of the year. This is a mistake, as they remain productive throughout the year. They may not be the best lure for the dead of winter or while ...[more]

I had the privilege of fishing the 2017 Yale Kokanee event “The Fallen Outdoors” with my friend Robbie (first mate) and three vets, Chris, Jason, and Misty. For those of you not familiar with this awesome organization, The Fallen Outdoors matches up vets with outdoors people for fishing and hunting trips. It’s a volunteer group started by three vets in 2009 on a top of a remote outpost in Afghanis...[more]

Some new products are truly unique, for example, Wiggle Fins. These products create and define new methods and fishing techniques. Other products take a great idea, refine it and make it better. In this category falls a new kokanee fly produced by Arctic Fox Trolling Flies. I had the opportunity to recently tackle test this product on Lake Conconully and came away very impressed. It’s going to be...[more]